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  • Writer's picturePaul Depperschmidt

The Kitfox and Trailer have a new owner



It was a great run. But it was time to move on. After the New York City flight New York City by air (blackpearladventures.com) I felt a bit like an Olympic athlete after the games had ended. I had been planning and executing the plan of carrying the plane with us around the country for 6+ years. We were able to fly over the most amazing areas the US has to offer. I flew over the Space Shuttle Landing strip and landed at the First Flight Airport where the Wright Brothers first flew. But managing the aircraft operations was beginning to feel like a burden and just flying around without great things to see just did not have the draw to make it worth it. The plane and trailer needed a new home with an enthusiastic pilot. I found one in Idaho.


The Kitfox and trailer performed even better than I had hoped. While moving and operating them was a very involved process, with the exception of a couple of situations the plan worked out really well. I will miss flying for now, possibly getting back into it later when we settle somewhere.


Now it is time for our next plan. We had seriously investigated moving on a boat full-time for a few years. We had visited boat shows, listened to seminars and walked docks to see different types. We had even settled in on an Aquila 44 Motor Catamaran.

But the more it was investigated, the more we realized the whole concept was likely much more to deal with than originally thought. And it could easily leave us broke before we were 70! So that whole idea is on hold for the moment. We will have a boat again, but I don't see us living on it full time.


We are now contemplating our next move, but as we do it is time to hit the road again! Starting in South Carolina our target is the West, specifically Zion National Park and Colorado in general, which are areas that we have not yet visited. Past that, who knows?



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pgollner
Nov 23, 2023

Paul and Karen, I just wanted to say thanks for showing me around the Western U.S. with your Flight Simulator blackpearladventures series. I own them all, now, and have spent many afternoons cruising the skies with you as my tour guides. I think of all the many things that Microsoft Flight Simulator has to offer, flying as your passenger in your Kit Fox plane has been the most satisfying. Better even than landing on an aircraft carrier or braving heavy winds on approach in a Cessna Citation jet. You’ve both added a wonderful personal touch to the sim experience, one that I will cherish for a long time. I never knew the Grand Canyone until you showed it to me.

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Paul Depperschmidt
Paul Depperschmidt
Nov 23, 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It’s great to hear someone is enjoying our adventures. Your response is precisely what we were hoping for. MSFS is fantastic for low and slow sightseeing, but a verbal guide completely changes the experience. Problem is our offers are the best kept secret in the sim. We would appreciate any kind words in social media about it. I am thinking of creating another offer in the next couple of months. Any requests based on the website?


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chrisjo
Feb 08, 2022

Stop by and say hi when you come to Colorado. We are in Elizabeth and have plenty of parking space :)

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Paul Depperschmidt
Paul Depperschmidt
Feb 08, 2022
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Sounds like a plan!

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